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Deck the Hearts Audiobook

Deck the Hearts: A Christmas Creek Romance, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Opposites attract and sparks fly in the delightful small town of Christmas Creek.

Holly Jolly lives for Christmas. It's the only time of the year, as far as she's concerned.

Gordon Gills doesn't need a reason to hate the holiday season. He doesn't see the point.

Gordon returns to the mansion he inherited and finds Holly making a mess with her Christmas decorations. Unfortunately, his great-aunt's will stipulates that he must make merry every Christmas if he wants to keep his inheritance.

Holly is determined to infect the grouchy Gordon with every dose of Christmas cheer she can muster and show him what Christmas is really about.

Will Gordon prevail and turn Holly into a Grinch, or will a sprinkling of Christmas magic show Gordon that there's no fighting love, especially when it's wrapped up in a gorgeous redheaded package of jolly holly?

©2016 Rachelle Ayala (P)2017 Rachelle Ayala Publishing, LLC

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    Lo 04/10/2017
    Lo 04/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Short, Sweet Listen"

    This is a short sweet, fun story to listen to.

    The characters ware well developed for such a short story and I really enjoyed Holly and Gordon.

    Kate Marcin did a great job narrating and bringing them to life.

    This may be a short listen, but it's definitely worth it and I will be re-listening to it again soon.

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    A D. 18/09/2017
    A D. 18/09/2017
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    "Short, Sweet, full of Christmas Cheer and Magic!"

    Looking for a book to catapult you into Christmas spirit?

    This sweet, bite size nugget may be it. It is a romance about the heart of Chtistmas, beyond the superficial commercial wrapping. It is also about finding home and the person you want to share it with. Throw in a little magic, plenty of tinsel, an incognito elf and a little family history and you have this delightful, feel-good story set in a town dedicated to the season to be jolly. Makes me curious about the other books in the series.

    This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jackie Thorogood 14/09/2017
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    "Highly entertaining"
    Would you listen to Deck the Hearts again? Why?

    I would listen to this book again, a delicious Christmas story. It is sweet, it is so great for the festivities at Christmas.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoyed Holly character. Was a joy to hear her come alive, Holly is all Christmas she loves this season.


    What does Kate Marcin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Kate Marcin, was awesome. She made the characters come alive, also great for the story just a joy to listen to her. Very delightful voice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did sit and listen to this in one sitting. It's a short story. But will definitely be listening to it again, maybe nearer Christmas.😉


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful story, very well written.enjoy this modern day, Christmas book.
    Highly recommend. You will be glad you did listen to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Rhonda
    13/09/17
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    "Holly Jolly elf meets Grinch Gordon"
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    This is such a cute story of Holly Jolly and Gordon Gills. Each of the chapters has a line from Deck the Halls which is a unique way to title the chapters. Holly lives in Christmas Creek and her business and the rest of the town is dependent on the Christmas festival. Gordon has inherited the mansion that is the center of the festival. He doesn't like Christmas or anything to do with it until he meets Holly. His goal is to turn her against Christmas so he can build condos instead of Christmas themed stores. Love has a way to turn even the "Grinchiest" person's heart. Another wonderful story from Rachelle Ayala and great narration from Kate Marcin. I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review. You can't miss this Christmas themed story that will get you in the Christmas spirit whatever time of year you listen to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • tarafarah7: Tara Brown
    Grand Rapids, MI
    13/09/17
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    "Just what I needed!!"

    Whether you love Christmas all year round or are just trying to get into the holiday spirit, Deck the Hearts: A Christmas Creek Romance, Book 1 will leave you smiling and feeling happy! This audiobook, written by Rachelle Ayala and narrated by Kate Marcin, is around 2 hours long...perfect for a drive up north or a Saturday afternoon at home! I didn't know it at the time, but being that I didn't stop smiling once throughout the entire listen, it was just what I needed!

    Rachelle Ayala is an amazing author. :-) She has a way of pulling you into the story and making you feel like you are right there in the action of it all. Her characters are not only relatable and loveable, but they also feel like friends! Sometimes when I listen to a book, it takes me 2 hours to get to know the characters in the story...this book is just 2 hours, and when it was over I felt like I was saying good-bye to people I've known for years! Not everyone has talent like that! Great job!

    Kate Marcin's narration made my experience more exciting and engaging than if I had just read it. I love audiobooks, but finding a narrator who adds to the story as a whole isn't always an easy task! I think she did a fantastic job! Ayala and Marcin are a great team!!

    Overall, I rate this audiobook 5/5 stars! The plot advances quite quickly, but being that it is a short listen, that is expected. For me, the length is PERFECT! I don't want to give away any of story, but I will say that nothing drags on and onnnnnn like some books do. I loved it, and as I already stated, I didn't stop smiling even once. As I write this review, the date is September 13th, and Christmas isn't for a few months. However, I enjoyed this audiobook just as much as I would have if it were December 13th (in fact, I'll proably listen to it again around that time)! I highly recommend Deck the Hearts: A Christmas Creek Romance, Book 1 to those who love Romance, Chick Lit, or books about the holidays!

    Thank you so much for reading my review. I hope it was helpful. :-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Just My Opinion
    21/11/17
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    "Sweet"

    This is a sweet, light, romantic book. The story is well written with interesting characters and a unique storyline. I enjoyed the idea of a town all working together for the success of the Christmas Festival and the town itself. Kate Marcin does a nice job of narrating. I received a complimentary copy for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Frances Cristina
    Juneau, Alaska, USA
    16/11/17
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    "Christmas Love"

    I loved this short story. I’m big on Christmas, (I will make it Christmas whenever The spirit moves me regardless of date). My partner is not so big on it. He likes the food...bring on those cookies! The rest of it though..not so much. So he was in a zombie infested world on the PlayStation while I snuggled the dog and sipped hot chocolate in my jammies listening to Kate Marcin. Nice mix, right? Haha. Just call us Holly and Gordon. The story not only drew me in but also drew the zombie killer in. He had me stop the recording so he could go to the bathroom. Talk about a jaw dropper! Who knew he was that invested? For me, that confirmed my opinion that the story of Holly and Gordon is one you don’t want to pass up.
    Kate Marcin is one of my favorite narrators. Her singing snatches of the Christmas Carols totally enhanced the story. She has a beautiful voice. I would definitely recommend this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cat
    Missouri
    12/11/17
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    "A Holly Jolly fun story!"

    Holly Jolly is hired to decorate the old Gill's mansion as usual, even though the owner has died and it now belongs to her heir. Gordon hates Christmas and plans to sell and have the town renamed back to Gill's Gulch instead of Christmas Creek. Holly isn't against using her charms or body to save Christmas Creek.

    Deck the Hearts is a fun story. There is a very sweet, touching twist at the end that I didn't see coming at all.
    Kate Marcin does a great job bringing the characters and the story to life.
    If you like Holiday stories, Christmas magic, and sweet romance you will love this story!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ashley Hedden
    04/11/17
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    "Great read"

    Deck the Hearts by Rachelle A gala was a great holiday read. Holly Jolly absolutely loves Christmas. Gordon Gills isn't as enthused about the holidays. Gordon is forced to make Christmas good every year if he wants to keep his inheritance. This was a great read that I enjoyed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Samantha
    17/10/17
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    "Short & Sweet Christmas story "

    I found the story short and sweet. Being that the story was short, it moved very quickly which could come across as unbelievable. Overall it was a good story, with good narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • April
    17/10/17
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    "A must-read for christmas lovers"

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

    This book is a perfect Christmas read for people who love romances. Holly and Gordon are a perfect match. The book is well written and the narration had me involved right from the beginning. The narrator was perfect for this book. I could just imagine holly's voice in my head. I wish the story had a not so cliche starting but otherwise I loved it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • RUTH C. SEARLES
    Knightdale, NC United States
    12/10/17
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    "Cute Christmas Story!"

    This was a cute, short christmas romance. It is sure to bring holiday cheers to the reader. It was nice to see jolly Holly change grinch Gordon's mind about christmas.

    This audiobook was provided to me by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchanged for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • KIDSFIRST81
    Arizona
    10/10/17
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    "Short, Sweet Christmas Romance Story"

    This is a nice holiday story that while it is just around 2 hours it is still complete. It has the full package complete with a Grinch (Gordon Gill) and a Christmas Elf (Holly Jolly).

    Kate Marcin did a great job on the narration as well, this was my first book by her. Her tone was good and I didn't feel "read too". Her character voices were good and was good for the story at hand.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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